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Address: 218 Te Whau Drive | Waiheke Island, Waiheke Island 1971, New Zealand
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+64 9-372 7191

The steep incline of this vineyard makes tours out of the question, but a...

The steep incline of this vineyard makes tours out of the question, but a delicious lunch on the patio, overlooking hills and water, as well as a taste of the excellent Chardonnay makes a visit here very worthwhile.

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Are you paying for the winemaking process, rather than the wine itself?

Probably the most impressive vineyard setting on Waiheke - which is saying something - and a restaurant which we would have really like to have eaten in based in reviews and the... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 January 2013
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2013

Probably the most impressive vineyard setting on Waiheke - which is saying something - and a restaurant which we would have really like to have eaten in based in reviews and the menu. However, of the 10 vineyards we visited it was the only one let down by the lingering scent of wine snobbery. There was none of the humility... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2012

beautiful wine from beautiful surroundings. A wonderful day out, even with a small child

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2012

We stopped in for a wine tasting. The prices charged for a wine tasting was rather pricey at $9.00 to taste 3 red wines. There were no palate cleansers or offers of water to rinse/cleanse the palate. The service was disappointing and quite unfriendly. There was no effort made to promote the virtues of their wine. Honestly it was possibly... More 

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ZiffleNewZealand, Owner at Te Whau Vineyard, responded to this review

Sorry you felt the way you did tasting our wine at our little vineyard. Our wines have a national and international reputation and ratings as some of the finest examples of their kind in New Zealand. I think I would trust the experienced palates of Bob Campbell MW, Michael Cooper OM and Hugh Johnson OBE before your shallow and rather... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2012

We went for a spot of wine tasting. The selection is meagre: 3 vintages of the same blend, red wine only. I tried the 2007 which is $70nzd per bottle and $3 a taste. Beautiful, complex, smooth, rich. We spoke with the vineyard owner, who was a quiet man, and not particularly welcoming. The restaurant view is great.

Thank collardsx2
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2011

I guess they have lost interest! Lovely setting but difficult place to have lunch when it is windy and hot, they need more screens and air con. Food was good but over priced.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2011

We were on Waiheke for a brief getaway for a few hours and went around a few vinyards to taste some wine and to enjoy the scenery. The day couldn't have been better with great weather and to top it off, what made the trip even more special, was the brief wine tasting we had at Te Whau vineyard. The... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2011

I am a Waiheke resident and have wanted to dine at Te Whau for a long time. I have heard such great things about the restaurant and of their many prestigious accolades so I was sure it would be an experience of a lifetime. I have to say the food was FANTASTIC but from the moment we walked in their... More 

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Mobile, AL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2010

We were fortunate to take the Fuller's Wine Tour of Waiheke Island which stopped at Te Whau Vineyard. Tony was a gracious host, and he gave us a detailed account of how they make wine there. I enjoyed the views, the cat, and of course the wine! We were able to purchase a few bottles which we brought back home... More 

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